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  1. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Just for fun but not while 'er in doors is...

    Just for fun but not while 'er in doors is looking I did dug out the old receipts and invoices from way back and a rough cost of the engine,
    I wish I had not!


    4,272.24




    and that's...
  2. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Just for fun but not while 'er in doors is...

    Just for fun but not while 'er in doors is looking I did a rough cost of the engine and front brakes. I wish I had not!

    £4,669.25 and that's mostly 2005 prices, doesn't include all postage and no...
  3. Thread: 2 Post Lift

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    So glad I retained the trailer, it not only puts...

    So glad I retained the trailer, it not only puts the car at a sensible height to work on but gives me half a meter underneath to get on a crawler and work. but once everything is finished I will...
  4. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Don't forget I have been a pensioner for 8 years....

    Don't forget I have been a pensioner for 8 years. but I would still need to pay 260 IF I was resident in UK.
    Long way since unemployed and pensioners got free dental and glasses etc, The welfare...
  5. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    As someone found out the hard way after taking on...

    As someone found out the hard way after taking on my 1987 Mercedes Cosworth, you can't do that. You have to rent or own a place in Gib' and then you are still subject to restrictions as to where and...
  6. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    According to my mate in Belgium it is as bad...

    According to my mate in Belgium it is as bad there, he has problems too.

    That rent is stupid cheap for Spain, in San Pedro I was paying 200€ for a small lock-up just big enough, in Elviria I have...
  7. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    It is a lot to do with Spain and corruption,...

    It is a lot to do with Spain and corruption, official corruption that is. most MPs are lawyers, from Pedro Sanchez down and as long as it takes a lawyer to do the simplest of things they will not...
  8. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    Wot! Me, a grinch? Just pissed off, that's all....

    Wot! Me, a grinch? Just pissed off, that's all. (and maybe a bit more 'worldly' than some)
  9. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Much as I love working on it and have done for 15...

    Much as I love working on it and have done for 15 years, making stuff (for other people too), I can't justify 145€ a month to just sit there 40 Km away for a monthly visit with no chance of it ever...
  10. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    There is Ascari, near Rhonda but it's for the...

    There is Ascari, near Rhonda but it's for the well heeled, Fazzers, Lambo etc.

    The thing about the Costa's is if it doesn't involve lots of money (corruption usually) it doesn't happen, it's...
  11. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Not a lot done on the car of late but stuff ready...

    Not a lot done on the car of late but stuff ready for making the door cards including some nice red leather from a sofa that was just asking to be stripped. might go a cut off the black side panels...
  12. I have just ordered an endoscope, lets see what...

    I have just ordered an endoscope, lets see what that shows on mine.
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    As opposed to VW T1 800-850 Kg or 1760-1850Lbs. V...

    As opposed to VW T1 800-850 Kg or 1760-1850Lbs. V 982Kg that's 132Kg more
  14. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Almost no machining tools so I just have to hoof...

    Almost no machining tools so I just have to hoof it with whatever makes the job easier, drill, drill come lathe, grinder, jig saw etc r just a file, takes longer.
  15. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Well executed conversion. I also would remove the...

    Well executed conversion. I also would remove the excess material, if only for looks as the force is radial so the remaining metal would be more than enough to stop the caliper from whizzing around...
  16. Thread: My new(ish) NOVA

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    Very important to get it even, there is a big...

    Very important to get it even, there is a big difference between static and ride height. Although I have added to the frame stops so the static ride height is set level the driven height is also...
  17. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    Mega welcome back into the lunacy of the Nova...

    Mega welcome back into the lunacy of the Nova restoration world. I hope you have a lot of pleasure resurrecting these two, or at least one of them.
  18. Thread: Rebuild or dump?

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    Sounds like you have a good base for a not too...

    Sounds like you have a good base for a not too expensive rebuild.

    Thought of a remote oil cooler and fan? More efficient than a dog house and allows more air to #3 which is a common problem.
    3614...
  19. Have to agree, looks great until,,,, what is that...

    Have to agree, looks great until,,,, what is that crappy lump of a motor? what I call a father car, father away you see it the better.
  20. Thread: Rebuild or dump?

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    Easiest motor going for upgrades, the 1300, 1500...

    Easiest motor going for upgrades, the 1300, 1500 and 1600 are the same studding, only the 1200 is smaller, so you can bolt a 1641cc kit on for about the same price as a standard kit and twin port...
  21. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    My missus tried that,. "me or the car", silly...

    My missus tried that,. "me or the car", silly thing to say, divorced and been in Spain with car ever since.
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    A new shell, a clean slate is a great feeling,...

    A new shell, a clean slate is a great feeling, no bodge ups or accident damage to repair, I know I felt that buzz when Roy Budd delivered my SS in person in '95. Closely followed by" what the hell...
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    There are times when I regret my policy of...

    There are times when I regret my policy of everything shiny, so much time cleaning stuff.
  24. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

    by Peter
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    Just noticed, the gear knob is missing on my...

    Just noticed, the gear knob is missing on my photo, I need new photos.

    New signature too big, better get that smaller too.
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    Looking very good and as usual, professional....

    Looking very good and as usual, professional. About time a new approach on those hinges was made.
    I just keep thinking, "Thank heavens I have doors".
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